Author(s): Kerry Greenwood
Phryne Fisher--dangerous, passionate, kind, clever and seductive. She drinks cocktails, dances the tango, is the companion of wharfies, and is expert at conducting an elegant dalliance.
It's the 1920s in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phyrne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions.
But while Phryne is learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing first hand, her personal life is thrown into chaos. Impatient for her lover Lin Chung's imminent return from a silk-buying expendition to China, she instead receives an unusual summons from Lin Chung's family followed by a series of mysterious assaults and warnings.
The eleventh Phryne Fisher murder mystery
Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than forty novels, six non-fiction works and the editor of two collections.